Multiplex Generation – Bandwidth Optimization
The Harmonic headend maximizes the number of TV channels per multiplex with superior video and audio quality, in order to reduce the broadcasting cost per channel. This is achieved with Harmonic PURE compression engine™. The solution supports SD, HD and UHD formats and MPEG-2, MPEG-4 AVC and HEVC codecs. The headend can be centralized or deployed in a distributed architecture with encoders located throughout a region and powered by Flextream™ remote statistical multiplexing technology.
Regionalization is a key differentiator for the DTT platform, allowing broadcasters to deliver local news and programs either 24/7 or on a timeshare basis, and to increase their revenue by offering advertising slots in particular markets.
The DTT platform further enables revenue optimization through the delivery of pay-TV services. In this value chain the Harmonic solution offers content protection and access rights distribution to subscribers.
Broadband & Interactive Services
HbbTV is the broadcasters’ answer to OTT competition. Live TV streaming, enhanced EPG, start-over TV, catch-up TV, VOD, Push VOD and nPVR can all be offered via HbbTV v2.0, a capability addressed by the Harmonic DVB-T/T2 solution. The convergent CBR/VBR/ABR headend also allows to deliver regular OTT services.
Complete Country Coverage
The Harmonic DVB-T/T2 solution simplifies the ability to satisfy this requirement by enabling satellite service to viewers in white spaces, provided that a single satellite feed supports both DVB-T/ T2 multiplex distribution and DTH satellite reception.
Headend Reception & Distribution to Towers
The ProView™ range of integrated receiver-decoders address the vast spectrum of content reception applications and powers the launch of value-added services.
“Harmonic digital video headend solutions provide the bandwidth efficiency, video quality, and reliability required to meet our needs for this extensive DVB-T2 network rollout ”